Document History for User Guide - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Document History for User Guide

The following table describes the documentation for this release of AWS Elemental MediaLive

  • API version: latest

Change Description Date

Enhanced VQ mode

AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports the ability to set up enhanced VQ mode in any H.264 video encode

May 6, 2020

Color space

AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports converting HDR color space to SDR color space in the outputs.

May 6, 2020

SCTE-35 schedule actions in follow mode

The channel schedule now supports the ability to enter actions to insert a SCTE-35 message in follow mode. You set up the action to follow an existing input switch action. MediaLive inserts the action when the input for that input switch ends.

April 24, 2020

Revision to documentation for creating output groups

The procedures for creating an output group and an output have been revised and reorganized.

April 23, 2020

Redundant HLS manifests

There is a new section in the guide to describe the recently added support for redundant HLS manifests.

April 23, 2020

Custom manifests in HLS output groups

There is a new section in the guide to describe the existing feature of customizing the paths for HLS manifests.

April 23, 2020

Section for changing channel class

The information on changing the channel class has been moved, to make it easier to find. The information is now in its own subsection in the MediaLive Channel section.

April 3, 2020

Resiliency section

The MediaLive Features section now includes a subsection that lists the various features that let you improve resliency in the MediaLive channel.

April 3, 2020

New feature—Automatic input failure

There is now support for setting up two inputs as an input failvoer pair, to provide resiliency in the channel when there are problems upstream of MediaLive.

April 3, 2020

Channel class

The MediaLive Features section now includes a subsection about channel class, which controls pipeline redundancy. Previously, the information about this existing feature was harder to find in the guide.

April 3, 2020

Timecode configuration

The user guide now includes information on configuring timecode, including the supported standards for timecodes in the input and for timecodes in the output.

March 26, 2020

Audio in an HLS input

We have added one line to clarify that MediaLive doesn't support ingest of audio in rendition groups.

March 26, 2020

Audio rendition groups for HLS outputs

There is a new section in the guide to describe the existing feature of audio rendition groups in HLS outputs.

March 3, 2020

Input switching limitations

The rule that you can't have both MediaConnect inputs and VPC inputs attached to one channel no longer applies. That rule has been removed from the list of limits.

February 2, 2020

Number of frame capture outputs

A channel can now contain up to three frame capture output groups. Previously, it could contain only one.

January 31, 2020

New variable data identifier: $sn$ inserts the segment number of the video in the output.

AWS Elemental MediaLive supports a variable data identifier $sn$ to insert the ability to insert ID3 tags in every segment in HLS and MediaPackage outputs.

December 31, 2019

ID3 segment tagging

AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports the ability to insert ID3 tags in every segment in HLS and MediaPackage outputs.

December 31, 2019

Summary of rules and constraints

The user guide now includes a section that describes some of the rules and constraints that apply to AWS Elemental MediaLive.

December 12, 2019

IAM access requirements for multiplexes

The list of operations required for the multiplex feature has been revised to include ec2.DescribeAvailabilityZones.

December 12, 2019

Nielsen watermarks

AWS Elemental MediaLive now supports the abilty to convert Nielsen watermarks to ID3 metadata.

December 9, 2019

Revision to documentation for schedules

The channel schedule now supports the ability to enter actions to switch the channel from ingesting one input to another input. This chapter has been revised.

December 8, 2019

SCTE-35 schedule actions in immediate mode

The channel schedule now supports the ability to enter actions to insert a SCTE-35 message immediately. It previously supported insertion only at a fixed time.

November 25, 2019

SCTE-35 schedule actions in immediate mode

The channel schedule now supports the ability to enter actions to insert a SCTE-35 message immediately. It previously supported insertion only at a fixed time.

November 25, 2019

Permissions for MediaLive multiplex

The information about requirements for user access has been updated to include access to the multiplex feature.

November 25, 2019

Multiplex and MPTS

You can now create a multiplex to produce an MPTS.

November 25, 2019

Color space

AWS Elemental MediaLive now includes options for converting color space and for handling video color space metadata.

September 12, 2019

Ad avails: Manifest decoration in HLS

Now, in an HLS output group, you can enable manifest decoration but disable SCTE-35 passthrough. (Previously, you had to disable both features or enable both features in the same output group.)

September 12, 2019

Support for an immediate input switch

The channel schedule now supports the ability to enter a request to switch an input as soon as possible (immediate mode).

July 25, 2019

Input clipping

You can now clip a file input so that MediaLive ingests only a portion of the file. The clipping instructions are included in the input switch action that you set up in the schedule.

July 25, 2019

Dynamic inputs

The input switching feature of the MediaLive schedule now supports switching to a dynamic input. With a dynamic input, you specify a different file each time you switch to the input.

July 25, 2019

Security information

The new Security chapter contains information about how to configure AWS Elemental MediaLive to meet your security and compliance objectives.

May 28, 2019

Reorganization of the user guide

The chapters in the user guide have been reorganized and renamed. No sections have been removed. The "components" of MediaLive have been sorted so that they appear together (channel, input, and so on), and some sections have been moved into the chapter called "MediaLive Features".

May 28, 2019

Quotas for VPC inputs

The table for MediaLive quotas now includes the quotas for VPC inputs.

May 3, 2019

Changing the channel class

You can now change the channel class for an existing channel

May 3, 2019

Changing the channel class

You can now change the channel class for an existing channel.

May 3, 2019

Standard channels and single-pipeline channels

You can now set up a channel with a single-pipeline. The Create channel page includes a Channel class field

April 5, 2019

Revision to documentation for setting up access

The procedures for setting up the user and the service with AWS IAM access have been revised and split into two chapters, Setting Up> and Setting Up for Production.

March 22, 2019

MediaPackage output group

There is a new output group type: MediaPackage, which lets your send output to AWS Elemental MediaPackage. This new output group type creates an HLS output that is streamlined for delivery to MediaPackage.

March 13, 2019

Support for pausing and unpausing a channel pipeline

The channel schedule now supports the ability to enter actions to pause and unpause a pipeline in a channel.

March 8, 2019

Support for encrypted HLS inputs

MediaLive now supports ingest of encrypted HLS inputs.

March 5, 2019

Push inputs from your VPC

You can create an RTP push input or an RTMP push input to push content from an upstream system that is in your Amazon VPC to MediaLive. Several chapters have been updated, including the chapter about inputs and the chapter about creating a channel from scratch.

February 20, 2019

Quotas for reservations

The table for MediaLive quotas now includes the quotas for reservations.

February 11, 2019

Tagging

There is now support for attaching tags to channels, inputs, and input security groups.

February 8, 2019

Frame capture output group

There is a new output group type: frame capture output group, to send a series of frame capture files to Amazon Simple Storage Service.

January 25, 2019

Integration with AWS CloudTrail

There is now support for logging MediaLive API calls with CloudTrail.

January 18, 2019

Integration with AWS Elemental MediaConnect

You can set up to use a flow from AWS Elemental MediaConnect as an input for a channel. Information has been added to the chapter about inputs and the chapter about creating a channel from scratch.

December 7, 2018

Revision to documentation for schedules

The channel schedule now supports the ability to enter actions to switch the channel from ingesting one input to another input. This chapter has been revised.

November 8, 2018

Input switching

There is now support for input switching. The channel must be set up with multiple inputs, and the schedule must contain actions to switch from one input to another. A new chapter on input switching has been added. In addition, information about multiple inputs (which are required for input switching) has been added in the existing chapters on planning and creating a channel.

November 8, 2018

Change in input quotas

Quotas for inputs are now split into three categories: push and pull.

November 8, 2018

QVBR rate control mode feature

There is a new option for the rate control field that is part of setting up the video encode in the outputs of a channel. The option is "quality-defined variable bitrate" (QVBR).

October 17, 2018

Doc-only update, Introduced RSS feed

You can now subscribe to RSS feeds for notifications of updates to this user guide.

June 21, 2018

Change Description Date
Requirement for redundant channels in AWS Elemental MediaPackage If your downstream system is AWS Elemental MediaPackage, there is no longer a requirement to set up two channels in that service. The sections Step 2: Set Up the Downstream System and Setting up the downstream system have been revised to reflect this change. August 31, 2018
Schedule feature There is now support for adding SCTE-35 messages and static image overlays to the channel's schedule, for inclusion in a running channel.

The sections Working with the AWS Elemental MediaLive Schedule and Working with Image Overlays have been added.

August 24, 2018
Reservations feature There is now support for purchasing a reservation for processing. With a reservation, you pay a lower rate on specific processing. The section Working with Reservations in AWS Elemental MediaLive has been added. June 19, 2018
Channel logs feature There is now support for sending log information to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. The sections Logging and Monitoring a Channel Using Amazon CloudWatch Logs have been added. The section Setting Up: IAM Permissions for AWS Elemental MediaLive for a Production Environment has been revised to include setup for logs. June 13, 2018
Console alerts feature There is now support for viewing channel alerts on the console. See Monitoring a Channel or Multiplex. The information on setting up for alerts has been moved to this chapter. June 6, 2018
Support for RTMP outputs Setting up the downstream system now includes RTMP. The section Creating an RTMP output group has been added. Captions Categories now includes RTMP CaptionInfo. Formats Supported in an RTMP Output has been added. April 18, 2018
Input edit feature, Input security group edit feature Editing of an existing input and an editing of an existing input security group are now supported. See Editing an input Editing an Input Security Group March 23,2018
Input delete feature, Input security group delete feature Deleting an input and deleting an input security group are now supported. See Editing an input Editing an Input Security Group March 23, 2018
Creating a channel Creating a channel from scratch has been extensively revised, particularly with more information and examples on setting up destinations for output groups. March 23, 2018
Input specification feature Input specification fields ensure that the service allocates sufficient processing resources and correctly calculates processing charges. See Step 2: Attach inputs to the channel. February 15, 2018
Channel edit feature Editing of the fields in an existing (saved) channel is now supported. See Editing a Channel. February 15, 2018
Custom template feature Users can create custom templates from existing channels, and can import those templates into new channels. See Creating a Channel from a Template or by Cloning. February 15, 2018
New service and guide This is the initial release of AWS Elemental MediaLive User Guide. November 27, 2017
Note
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  • A component of AWS Elemental MediaLive is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license for the personal and non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the AVC standard ("AVC video") and/or (ii) decode AVC video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed to provide AVC video. No license is granted or shall be implied for any other use. A component of AWS Elemental MediaLive is licensed under the mpeg-4 patent portfolio license for the personal and non-commercial use of a consumer for (i) encoding video in compliance with the mpeg-4 visual standard (“mpeg-4 video”) and/or (ii) decoding mpeg-4 video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed to provide AVC video. No license is granted or shall be implied for any other use. Additional information may be obtained from MPEG-LA, LLC. See http://www.mpegla.com.

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